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Old 09-28-12, 11:21 PM   #1
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Is this a thing...?



From an ad for some potentially crappy cheapish wheels on Amazon. Do people actually ride with the stem backwards, or is that a hilarious ad fail (or both)?
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It's advertising that the frame can barspin.
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Old 09-28-12, 11:37 PM   #3
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No matter what your post is about, the answer is going to be yes.

Vague titles FTL.
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It's advertising that the frame can barspin.
Aah, that makes sense. Are those wheels any good?
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good for what? sinking a boat?

sure.
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Old 09-29-12, 12:03 AM   #6
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If the wheels sink a boat, it'd have to be a boat of significantly worse quality than the wheels themselves. I was thinking more about, you know... rolling well in a predictable fashion for awhile.
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point was that they're really heavy. boat anchors.
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Old 09-29-12, 08:14 AM   #9
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good for what? sinking a boat?

sure.
You must be thinking of cannonballs.
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[h=2]Is this a thing...?[/h]

Yes, I'm pretty sure that is a thing of some kind. In fact, after looking at it some more, I am 100% certain.
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I'm going to go ahead and say it is not a thing, just for the sake of opposition.
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Does the particular exhibit thing-like properties?
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Can you touch it, or is it otherwise perceived?
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Is its existence inherent in itself or dependent on our perception of it?

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This is completely a thing.
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Forget what I was talking about earlier, it was pretty late for me, was delirious.

That's definitely a thing.
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How can one person imperically prove that this thing is in the world, making it a real thing, and not just a thing in one's own mind, making it just a mind thing?
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How can one person imperically prove that this thing is in the world, making it a real thing, and not just a thing in one's own mind, making it just a mind thing?
I can see it, too, if that helps.
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Dude, please keep your mind away from my thing.
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How do I even know you're real?
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How do I even know you're real?
Of course he's not real. He's probably just virtual.
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you guys are all so busy talking about your things that you forgot what incredible toe overlap those boat anchors cause! that's definitely a thing
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local. bike. shop.
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How can one person imperically prove that this thing is in the world, making it a real thing, and not just a thing in one's own mind, making it just a mind thing?
Then you're asking the questions is it possible there is a mind-independent world as well as absolute certainty/proof.

****in meta dude..
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Definitely not meta, pretty sure it was a movie....

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